Hyperice Review – The End Of Muscle Soreness?

By Danny Loeb •  Updated: 04/23/14 •  8 min read

Hyperice Review – The End Of Muscle Soreness?

I thought I’d do a Hyperice review, mainly because it’s a product that has helped a knee pain problem I have recently had. Maybe it could help you too.

I frequently weight train 3/4 times a week and I love it. My training mostly consists of calisthenic exercises such as your pull ups, press-ups in all their different variations and compound movements such as squats and deadlifts.

For the past year I have had a problem with my right knee and quad muscle, they get sore and inflamed after I have had a workout or played some basketball for a couple of hours. Naturally, I saw a physio about this and after an x ray and an ultrasound confirmed nothing too serious, the physiotherapist deduced that my  problem is down to “over exertion”. Great. I can put to bed my nightmare sequence of the doctor amputating my leg. But what can I do to solve the problem I have of the knee pain and muscle soreness after training?

 

Solving Muscle Soreness After Training

Before I decided on doing a Hyperice review, there were a few things suggested by my physio that I could do for inflammation and muscle soreness, some are more effective than others.

 

Treating with ice was without a doubt the most effective solution to my knee problem. The relief was almost instant. the physio said the sooner you can get ice on the sore muscle area the better, the inflammation wont be as strong, and suggested that frozen peas on the knee will work great. He also mentioned that there are cold therapy knee supports you can buy on the market, but they can be pricey. I was happy to go the old school route and just sit on the couch with a pack of peas on my knee. This worked to a point because yes the peas are cold and cold is what helps the muscle recover but I didn’t see it as much of a long term solution mainly due to the fact that I had errands to run and cant just sit in one spot for hours, so I set about finding some kind of wearable ice pack that I could maybe even put in my gym bag and start wearing as soon as I finished training it the problem arose again.

The most important thing was that the product did exactly what I need and did so effectively which is to provide constant cold to the effected area. Any extra bells and whistles would be a bonus.

After some research the most interesting product I found was the Hyperice Knee Support.

What is Hyperice?

Hyperice specialise in ice compression wraps and supports for athletes. They provide a range of wearable supports for each of the most common areas that athletes tend to suffer the most muscle pain in: Shoulders, knees, back, then there is the wrap named ‘utility’ which can be used on the wrist, elbows or ankles.

Why I Decided to give the Hyperice a goThe Hyperice Review - True Muscle Soreness Relief

The Hyperice looked the sleeker than any of the other products I found. I liked the simple black material and wasn’t really a fan of the grey/light blue ice pack supports I saw from other companies. Their website also had a selection of vids on it of various athletes doing what they do while wearing the it. 

But aside from all of the marketing buzz, the Hyperice actually looked to have some substance to it, so I read on.

What I Like Most About The Hyperice

Main Points

The Hyperice Review - True Muscle Soreness Relief

 

 

Been using it for maybe 3 months now and I can honestly say that I have seen a definite improvement in the soreness in my knee area after training. It would normally swell up a bit and be sore for a few days after I have trained, but using this has I think the main thing about this is that it can be worn while you do other things, I have worn this while driving and out shopping, I wouldn’t have thought that could be possible and I don’t think I would be as enthusiastic about the Hyperice if it meant I had to be confined to the couch with it on my knee.

 

The Hyperice Review - True Muscle Soreness Relief

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Hyperice Review Pros vs Cons

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Cons

***Update*** Since first writing this piece I found the Hyperice cheaper from here

 

Conclusion

While doing this Hyperice review I have figured out that if you are looking for an innovative product with all the benefits of cold therapy to treat your muscle soreness then I think that the this is definitely a great product to deliver that. You don’t actually need to be an Olympic athlete to benefit from this product at all, it has been very effective for me. The only downside is the price so make sure you shop around. Hopefully my Hyperice review can help you make a more informed decision.

 

 4.5 Stars4annahalf

 

Best Price found on Amazon.

 

Danny Loeb.

 

Please note: The Hyperice Knee support referenced in this Hyperice review was bought by myself and not provided by Hyperice.

Danny Loeb

Danny Loeb is a qualified Personal Trainer, Fitness Model and Writer. He enjoys blogging about health and fitness, messing around with Photoshop, and sharing his experiences with everyone.